When Americans come of a certain age, they learn about the birds and the bees. When biodynamic vineyards come of age, though, vineyard owners think back on the story of the bees and the grapes. If you’ve ever strolled through an organic or biodynamic vineyard, you’ve likely come across a beehive on the property. Depending […]
I’m standing underneath an arched white tent the size of a football field. Tables are covered with wine bottles and fresh hydrangeas. A strange, loud pulsing like a heartbeat is coming through the loudspeakers. And all around me, winemakers are sitting at the edge of their seats. “Bid $6,000! Bid $7,000! Can I get $7,500?” […]
President Donald Trump owns a lot of property and has licensed his name to many different businesses. One of those properties is a winery, which is, unsurprisingly, called the Trump Winery. The business has floated in and out of the headlines since the Trump family took over the winery in 2011, when Trump was a […]
Working as a wine publicist means being around wine at all times of the day, which might sound like a dream job, but before you decide to quit your day job and sign up, just know, it’s not all vineyard strolls, flowing glasses of wine, and press trips. Wine publicists need to be well versed […]
You’re browsing the wine shelf at your local wine store. You pass bottles from France, Italy, California, Spain. You see the usuals, but you want something different, something special. If that’s the case, keep walking. Stop when you spot the Chilean section. Chilean wine, no matter what you think about the taste, is special.
Brahm Callahan is used to being the most knowledgeable wine professional in the room. Thirty-two years old with a face that looks 10 years younger, Callahan is one of only 149 Master Sommeliers in the United States. That’s fewer American Master Sommeliers than American Nobel Prize laureates, fewer American Master Sommeliers than people who were […]
An Italian accent, a suit, and a Tommy gun — it’s the classic stereotype of the classic Prohibition bootlegger that’s been glorified in popular culture for decades. But there was actually another, larger group of people who had more influence on where people got their illegal drinks: the Jews. It’s impossible to know the exact number of […]
Ryan Burk only wants one thing. The head cider maker at Angry Orchard wants to put numbers on his cider labels. Not just any numbers, either. Burk wants to advertise the year of the apple harvest that resulted in the cider in your bottle.
Going out on a budget can be hard. You want to get the best wine for your money, but you also don’t have a lot of money. As you peruse the wine list trying to figure out what to do, a little voice in your head echoes something you’ve heard repeated time and time again: […]